What is the Kent & Medway Economic Partnership?

The Kent and Medway Economic Partnership Board is chaired by the private sector and is made up of 33 members: 17 business representatives, 14 local authority leaders, 1 representative from higher education and 1 representative from further education. The board has sought to ensure that there is a balanced representation of businesses and local authorities, reflecting Kent and Medway’s geography and the diversity of its business base.

The role of the KMEP can be summarised as being to:-

  • Approve, drive forward and monitor a strategic economic plan for Kent and Medway;
  • Consider strategic economic investment priorities through public funding sources that may become available;
  • Consider and develop responses to new economic opportunities and challenges in Kent and Medway;
  • Ensure a strong voice for Kent and Medway business and government at national and regional level.

The Terms of Reference can be downloaded by clicking this link.